Hodges University announced today that it has appointed Joe Frazier Director of Campus Safety, Security and Disaster Preparedness. Frazier was the former Homeland Security Coordinator and Certified Emergency Manager for Collier County’s Bureau of Emergency Services.
“The safety of our students, faculty and staff is a top priority at Hodges University,” said Dave Rice, Vice President of IT and Facilities Management at Hodges. “Professionals like Joe are being sought after by universities and colleges across the country and we are lucky to find this great asset right in our own community and from our own alumni.”
“I’m a firm believer in the need for emergency management practices for both the public and private sector,” says Frazier. “Hodges University is my alma mater and was the inspiration for all my endeavors when I had transitioned from 26 years in the military back to civilian life. I have long sought the opportunity to become part of this incredible institution and I look forward to working with the many professionals at Hodges to greatly enhance campus safety.”
Frazier earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree from Hodges in 2002, and a Master of Public Administration degree in 2003. Frazier was awarded the Hodges University Founder’s Award in 2008, an honor annually conferred upon a Hodges graduate who has provided outstanding and distinguished service to the community.
Frazier is also a 26-year veteran from the United States Air Force, retiring in 2001 as the Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 1st Fighter Wing, Langley AFB, VA.
As the Homeland Security Coordinator and Certified Emergency Manager for Collier County’s Bureau of Emergency Services, Frazier developed plans and strategies for Homeland Security, anti-terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, disaster preparedness, emergency operations plans and local mitigation. He is a member of the Regional Domestic Security Task Force, a task force composed of FBI, state, local and regional law enforcement agencies, regional medical personnel, Coast Guard and Army National Guard.
Frazier is also a member of the Hodges University President’s Council, the Hodges University American Military Veteran’s Education Fund (AMVEF) Cabinet, and Vice-Chairman of the Board for the Collier County Chapter of the American Red Cross.